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Re: __________ is/are overrated.
« Reply #850 on: June 12, 2022, 04:49:02 PM »

That's partly why I stopped spraying for weeds—if the perfect uniform appearance is already marred by dandelions or whatever, nobody's going to notice my footprints from when I go over to check on the trees or go get rain out of the barrel or whatever.

I'm sure there's a certain type of person who would seize up knowing that I've started intentionally planting clover in bare patches that I've never been able to get actual grass to grow in. Clover is nice because it grows to a fairly uniform height that is acceptable enough without having to be mowed. Bees like it, too, which some may see as a drawback but I see as a benefit. I like bees.

All kinds of natural clover here. Yes, the bees like it, and the rabbits do too.
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« Reply #851 on: June 15, 2022, 05:07:12 PM »

Tinnitus.
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« Reply #852 on: June 15, 2022, 05:14:33 PM »

Tinnitus.

Are there people out there promoting tinnitus as a good thing? 
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« Reply #853 on: June 15, 2022, 05:46:55 PM »


Tinnitus.

Are there people out there promoting tinnitus as a good thing? 

I'm betting not.
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« Reply #854 on: June 15, 2022, 11:49:52 PM »

Tinnitus.
Whoops I just realized I put this in the wrong thread. I meant to put this in the minor things that bother you thread.
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« Reply #855 on: September 22, 2022, 01:53:20 PM »

Steak is overrated.
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« Reply #856 on: September 22, 2022, 01:58:25 PM »

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« Reply #857 on: September 22, 2022, 02:09:31 PM »

I don't know that steak is overrated, but steakhouses are a whole category of restaurant I cheerfully ignore.
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« Reply #858 on: September 22, 2022, 02:12:08 PM »

I don't know that steak is overrated, but steakhouses are a whole category of restaurant I cheerfully ignore.

I'm curious to know why—and I'm assuming for obvious reasons that it isn't because of the noisy atmosphere.

As for my wife and me, we also generally avoid steakhouses, but that's because we both think steak is overrated.  However, we've found Texas Roadhouse to be a pretty good bang for your buck.
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« Reply #859 on: September 22, 2022, 02:14:02 PM »

I like steak just fine, but think bacon is overrated
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« Reply #860 on: September 22, 2022, 02:20:23 PM »

Steak is overrated.
Bacon is overpriced.
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« Reply #861 on: September 22, 2022, 02:22:02 PM »

I don't know that steak is overrated, but steakhouses are a whole category of restaurant I cheerfully ignore.

100%. As someone who managed one of the fancier steakhouses in Denver, almost always, steakhouses have uninteresting food, overpriced everything, shitty wine lists, etc.

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« Reply #862 on: September 22, 2022, 03:35:27 PM »

I don't know that steak is overrated, but steakhouses are a whole category of restaurant I cheerfully ignore.

I'm curious to know why—and I'm assuming for obvious reasons that it isn't because of the noisy atmosphere.

The main reason is that steak (generally flatiron) plus baked potato is considered an "easy" meal at our house.  The total active prep time (rinsing potatoes, wrapping them in foil, putting steak on broiler pan lined with foil, seasoning it with lemon pepper, moving things in and out of the oven, etc.) is around 20 minutes and yields satisfactory eating.

A high-end restaurant that specializes in steak (including, in our local area, not just the Scotch and Sirloin or the now-closed Portobello Road, but also golf course clubhouse catering operations such as at Terradyne Country Club) will have some offerings that are not so easy to replicate in a home kitchen, such as prime rib with red wine and mushroom sauce.  However, we are not normally this fancy.  Generally, when it is not a special occasion (such as a gathering with friends) and we are looking to eat out or get takeaway, we look for dishes that are harder to do at home, such as gyros, tabbouleh, crawfish étouffée (the brown sauce is tricky), or even fried chicken (we have no way to do it without making an incredible mess).
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Re: __________ is/are overrated.
« Reply #863 on: September 22, 2022, 03:52:46 PM »

I don't think the taste of steak is overrated, but the overall experience of eating steak is overrated when there's too much fat and/or gristle for it to be enjoyable, which is about 90% of the time.
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« Reply #864 on: September 22, 2022, 03:54:02 PM »

I don't think the taste of steak is overrated, but the overall experience of eating steak is overrated when there's too much fat and/or gristle for it to be enjoyable, which is about 90% of the time.

Buy a nice prime ribeye and you shouldn't have to cut off any fat.

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« Reply #865 on: September 22, 2022, 04:46:06 PM »

Steak isn't overrated, until you feel you're paying too much for it. And that's a different price point for each individual. I'll go out for a $30-40 steak maybe once or twice a year, but I also get a lot more personal satisfaction making a "cheap" steak on the grill or firepit.

For the record, I enjoy going to an expensive restaurant with my wife 2-3 times a year; it's something we couldn't really afford a decade or two ago, and it checks all the boxes of "takes reservations", "great for friends and couples", "can hear normal conversation", "devoid of TVs", "has a piano player in lieu of a radio", and "popular enough to stay in business". But since we've been together for over two decades, we're also happy enough occasionally sneaking away to Milo's Hamburgers for moments that don't revolve around greeting cards.
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« Reply #866 on: September 22, 2022, 04:54:43 PM »

I still prefer a chop steak to a real steak anyway.
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Re: __________ is/are overrated.
« Reply #867 on: September 22, 2022, 05:27:12 PM »

I don't think steak is overrated. Steak as a restaurant meal is overrated. I can consistently turn out a better steak at home for cheaper than I can get one in a restaurant.
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« Reply #868 on: September 22, 2022, 05:28:15 PM »

I still prefer a chop steak to a real steak anyway.

So basically a burger or hot tartare, yeah?  :)

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« Reply #869 on: September 22, 2022, 06:39:13 PM »


I still prefer a chop steak to a real steak anyway.

So basically a burger or hot tartare, yeah?  :)

Yeah, basically a hamburger patty.  Put some gravy on that bad boy, and I think it's just as good as a steak—but 90% less likely to be stringy/tough/otherwise hard to eat.
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« Reply #870 on: September 22, 2022, 07:51:18 PM »

Huh.  There's a Scotch and Sirloin I know of in central NY.  Looks like it isn't a chain.  Just a popular title with various takes on the "and."
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« Reply #871 on: September 22, 2022, 07:54:45 PM »

This one is for the runners on here:

What do you think of pre-run stretching?  Overrated or properly rated?

I've never been one to stretch before exercising unless the weather is cold.  I'm more likely to stretch afterward, though.
Properly rated.
Keeping in mind I'm in high school (and a freshman at that!) my cross-country coach says to do dynamic stretching before and static stretching after.
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« Reply #872 on: September 22, 2022, 08:36:33 PM »

I agree with the mentions of steak and bacon.  I certainly appreciate them, especially as I've gotten older, but I don't understand the pedestal they seem to be put on by society.
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« Reply #873 on: September 22, 2022, 09:10:25 PM »

I agree with the mentions of steak and bacon.  I certainly appreciate them, especially as I've gotten older, but I don't understand the pedestal they seem to be put on by society.

Sometime over the last decade, there seems to be bacon added onto at least two items on every menu.
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« Reply #874 on: September 23, 2022, 11:27:07 AM »

Bacon is overpriced.

Very true. You're paying a lot of money for a lot of fat.
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